Joe Castellino and Ian Le Riche founded Le Riche Automobile Restorers (C.I.) Limited in 1990, two school friends with a passion for vintage, classic and super cars. Le Riche Automobile has become a highly regarded vehicle restoration and sales company. Our fine workmanship has been internationally accredited, and we have many podium finishes under our belt for craftsmanship, including Pebble Beach, Villa D’Este and Schloss Dyck.
DIRECTOR & CEO
M: 07797 726267
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Joe graduated with an Economics Degree from Westminster University in 1989, and shortly afterwards co-founded Le Riche Automobile with his school friend and engineering student Ian Le Riche. Joe has a number of management qualifications which have helped shape the company’s approach to high-end car management as an alternative asset class. Joe is a trusted advisor to significant families, wealth funds, private offices and collector/investors from all Gulf Cooperation Council States. He has overseen projects of all types and sizes passing through the Le Riche workshops over the decades and, with Ian, has witnessed and been a part of the development of this market from the heydays of the 1990s to its multifaceted nature today.
IAN LE RICHE
M: 07797 738248
DDI: 01534 864588
Ian was amongst the first intake of students to study vehicle restoration and engineering at Colchester Institute of Design and Technology. Graduating in 1989, he and his alumni are now leaders in their field of vehicle restoration, management and specialist coachbuilding. Ian has spent his career immersed in the world of historic automobiles and is a well-respected specialist in this field of expertise. He oversaw the development of the Le Riche Automobile restoration business, selecting a team of craftsmen and craftswomen whose artisan skills have been internationally recognized. Ian’s strong reputation and industry knowledge played a key role in the Le Riche Automobile vehicle brokerage service, where Le Riche successfully represents international clients in locating, buying and selling historic cars.
DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN
Philip retired to Guernsey in 2010 after a successful career in Insurance Broking and Underwriting. A long-standing friend and client of Le Riche Automobile, Philip has joined Joe and Ian in developing their offshore car storage capability as both investor and Director. A true motoring enthusiast, Philip has owned some of the most important investment grade motor cars in the world, and has global connections to the most renowned dealers, collectors and curators. A proven and successful entrepreneur who has established numerous exchange listed businesses, Philip will provide wisdom, guidance and experience in the growth and development of the Le Riche Storage facility. In establishing his own collection, Philip has developed a sharp instinct for vehicle collecting and investing, and he will apply this first-hand knowledge in steering the business in the years ahead.
A born and bred Guernseyman, Jonathan served as a Royal Marine for 15 years. During that time, he excelled in numerous specialist driving courses, and is qualified to drive anything with wheels or tracks. In his final draft at Helicopter Commando Force, Jonathan looked after a fleet of military vehicles, ensuring that they were always ready for action. Jonathan has spent five years working in our facility, taking responsibility for daily security, routine minor maintenance requirements, the collection and delivery of vehicles, and ensuring that all cars are in immaculate condition when delivered back to our clients. Jonathan is fastidious about his job, well respected by our customers, and you can rest assured your car is safe in his hands.
M: 07797 740750
DDI: 01534 864118
Conrad is a Client Director at Le Riche, helping us provide bespoke offshore solutions to our customers. He qualified as a Jersey lawyer in 2000, practising as a well-respected Senior Prosecutor in the Island for over 20 years. A long-time friend and client of Le Riche, Conrad brings professional integrity, seasoned case management skills, and attention to detail to our offshore operation. A life-long petrolhead with a passion for classic Land Rovers, Conrad is also a successful social media influencer with a huge global audience for his educational and entertaining content focusing on the restoration and enjoyment of these cars.
JAMES E. HILL
M: +44 7834 031877
DDI: 01534 864588
James is a Client Director based in the UK and provides bespoke offshore solutions to our UK based clients. He travels extensively to service our Far and Middle East clients on a regular basis. He is a highly experienced asset and motor finance broker providing tailored solutions on acquisitions and funding. He started his career with Lombard and has worked in asset and motor finance for many years providing brokerage services to clients for sourcing and disposing of vehicles, providing finance to fund such and has a global network of clients and contacts. James brings a wealth of experience in all things automotive.
"My Aston Martin Vanquish Shooting Brake by Zagato was offshored into storage through Le Riche Automobile. They provided a turn-key solution. I often travel through my work and time is such a precious resource. I needed a specialist to whom I could entrust my Zagato who would provide the necessary expertise to correctly export the car to ensure its VAT Qualified status was effective. They dealt with all aspects of this transaction, from ownership structuring, vehicle movement, liaising with their HMRC agents for the correct export notices to be provided and finally to offshore road registration. Their facility is excellent and the team is expert in everything they do. Highly recommended. "
"When I inherited my late husband’s classic car, I was not really focused on what it represented as an investment nor did I have any idea what should happen next. I am so glad I used Le Riche Automobile to advise me, they collected it and dealt with all aspects of storing it and managing its maintenance. Based on their guidance I am so pleased as its value has appreciated and at some point, my grandchildren will benefit from my husband’s pride and joy as his legacy. But presently I am happy its in safe hands. "
"Our 1934 3 ½ Litre Bentley was one of the first full coachwork restorations undertaken by Le Riche, in 1992. We were delighted with the result and over thirty years later the car still attracts admiring glances and comments wherever it goes - and this includes several continental European tours and multiple rallies, testament to the high standard of workmanship. A full car restoration doesn't come cheap, but as Henry Royce said, 'the quality remains when the price is forgotten."
"Having acquired a limited-edition evocation of a historic British Icon made by Bentley, the challenge was to arrange road registration, as the car, like many of these historic “tool room” copies was supplied unregistered. I was recommended Joe Castellino at Le Riche Automobile based offshore in the Channel Islands. Within a very short time he advised a solution to the issues which was efficient, quick and fair to other options put forward. My wife and I visited Joe in Jersey, and we spent an enjoyable day admiring interesting historic cars in the Le Riche Workshops and the wonderful sights and food of this pretty island. I highly recommend Joe at Le Riche Automobile to you for specialist consultancy on registration , location and storage."